CN and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reach tentative agreement

Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC-CTY), the union representing 3,200 CN Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons, have reached a tentative agreement, ending the week-long strike.  This agreement will allow for CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. local times Tuesday. Yard assignments will begin at 6 a.m. local times Wednesday. Note that…

CN Rail Strike Update – November 21

As communicated on Tuesday, November 19, The Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) initiated strike action.    Still early in the strike process, CN remains committed to working with the TCRC- CTY and the federal mediators to reach a fair agreement as quickly as possible.    CN Management personnel continue to make every effort to maintain operations so that rail…

CN Rail Strike Update

Please be advised that The Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), representing 3,200 Canadian National (CN) employees in Canada, went on strike at 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19. CN and TCRC-CTY continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement.     CN Managers will attempt to maintain a certain level of service. While it is…

CN Labor Dispute Could Cause Work Stoppage Beginning November 19, 2019

Please note that The Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), representing 3,200 CN employees in Canada, issued a strike notice over the weekend that could occur as early as Tuesday, November 19.   CN advises that it continues to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement before the strike deadline. CN has also…

Canada and USA – Transpacific Eastbound GRI and PSS Oct. 16 Update

Please be advised that the October 15, 2019, General Rate Increase (GRI), applicable on the Asia & Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) to Canada & USA trade lanes, and announced at levels of USD 1000 per 40′ container, will be implemented at mitigated levels. Updated rates taking the above measure into account will be published as soon…

Upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation

Beginning January 1, 2020, the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 Low Sulfur Regulation will be in effect – at which time all sea-going vessels worldwide will have to comply and reduce their sulfur emissions by 85%. To comply with the Regulation, sulfur in fuel oil must be reduced from 3.50% to 0.50%, in addition…